Live? That's one thing. But at Radio, it's already changed. And there's a programming rule for that.
I don't usually venture into areas which can turn into minefields. But I really think, from what I'm seeing, that there's changes happening. I'm only talking about two areas - what's up locally, and what's going in in mainstream pop, at radio. But, honestly, that's a lot to be going on with.
|Rebecca Downes pic Mick Schofield|
I started with Rebecca Downes - a two-person powerhouse blues/jazz set at the Blue Piano. Then headed to the Rainbow's seven-band indie night, to catch Shaake, a new project from Suzi And The Backbeats, and damn good they were too. Then to the Fiddle and Bone for some of Hannah Johnson And The Broken Hearts elegantly spinning tales of country heartache, love and loss.
I had a great time: on night, three bands, all led by strong women. Only one little example, but it's more than a straw in the wind. It's part of a trend.